Dear Reader:

I’ve included in these archives a handful of my columns and commentaries on writing or about the language and its use. Most of them are brief, but there’s a longer article, “Watch Your Language,” originally written for a magazine whose editor wanted something discursive on the state of the language.

Also in the archives are the fourteen years of our annual Christmas newsletter spoof, “News from the Rock Pile.” You’ll find the newsletters as well as the story of the newsletter and how it came to be by clicking on the “Rockpile” link.

I hope you enjoy reading the archived pieces.  I’ll add more material as time goes on and, as always, your comments and suggestions are important to me.


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